Mike Block Musical artist

Michael Glen Block (born May 25, 1982) is an American cellist, singer, composer, arranger, and solo artist hailed as "the ideal musician of the twenty-first century" by cultural icon Yo-Yo Ma. Mike Block has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, The National, Joe Zawinul, Alison Krauss, Rachel Barton Pine, Mark O'Connor, and other notable musicians. Block currently plays with the Silk Road Ensemble. In January, 2014, Block married fiddler and composer Hanneke Cassel.

Mike Block

Personal facts

Birth dateMay 25, 1982

Musical artist

Career started1986
associated musical artist
Darol Anger
Yo-Yo Ma
Mark O'Connor
Silk Road Project
BackgroundSolo singer
genre
Blues
Fiddle
Folk music
Jazz
Pop music
Rock music
Music of Scotland
Music of Asia
Old-time music
Classical music
Bluegrass music
Arabic music
Appalachian music
instrument
Bass guitar
Cello
Fiddle